Category Archives: Politics

Sudan’s Protest Leaders to Announce Civilian Council

KHARTOUM Leaders of Sudan’s ongoing protest have stepped up pressure on the transitional military council that this month replaced ousted President Omar al-Bashir. The protesters have announced plans to form their own civilian council to …

US Will Support Transition in Sudan Led by Civilians

WASHINGTON The United States supports a democratic and peaceful transition in Sudan led by civilians who represent all Sudanese, the State Department said on Thursday, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands that the country’s …

Rwandan Albino Woman Gains Fame from Music Video

KAYONZA, RWANDA A Rwandan albino woman has appeared in a music video, attracting widespread attention and helping alleviate the stigma of albinos in Africa. Claudine Mukarusine has described the video as a spark of light …

Ivanka Trump Carries Mission of Female Empowerment to Ivory Coast

U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House advisor, Ivanka, is heading to the Ivory Coast to continue her four-day trip aimed at increasing economic opportunities for women in the West African region.

Ivanka Trump, …

US Confirms Airstrike Kills Deputy Leader of IS Militants in Somalia

PENTAGON The U.S. military confirmed Monday that it carried out an airstrike that killed the deputy leader of Islamic State militants in Somalia.

U.S. Africa Command said Sunday’s airstrike near the village of Xiriiro in …

UN Urges Release of Refugees, Migrants in Libyan Detention Centers

GENEVA U.N. aid agencies are urgently appealing for the release of thousands of refugees and migrants held in Libyan detention centers near combat zones, where their lives are in peril.

Security in the Libyan capital …

Politics Aside, Algeria Faces Huge Economic Challenge

PARIS The tens of thousands of protesters who have taken to the streets for an eighth straight week aren’t the only crisis roiling Algeria. Helping to drive the unrest in Africa’s largest nation�and posing a …